Hi Everyone,

Just wanted to pass this along. I’ll be teaching a couple classes in the next couple of weeks.

The great folks at Southern California Edison’s (SCE’s) Energy Education Center in Tulare, CA are hosting free residential HVAC Design Training

Featuring the Award-Winning Kwik Model with EnergyGauge Loads!

Not only is Kwik Model an awesome 3D design tool, but its 3D virtual environment makes it the best training tool available.

The first class is an introductory class, followed the next week by two classes (Parts 1 and 2), one on Tuesday and one on Wednesday.

The introductory class is optional, but recommended.

Part 2 is a continuation of Part 1 – please register for both

Anyone can attend these classes and participate from anywhere.

Check out these FREE LIVE (on line) classes – class descriptions below:

Intro to Residential HVAC Design in 3D

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Pacific)

Register Here

3D Residential HVAC Design (No CAD Required) – Part 1

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Pacific)

Register Here

3D Residential HVAC Design (No CAD Required) – Part 2

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Pacific)

Register Here

Class descriptions:

Introduction to Residential HVAC Design in 3D

This class will be an introduction to ACCA Manuals J, S and D (load calculations, equipment sizing and duct design) using a new 3D HVAC design software. Rather than drawing the house in a CAD software, this software “builds” the house out of scalable 3D boxes. The benefit of 3D design is that it helps make sure that the system being designed will actually fit in the house and gives a better indication of duct length, surface area, bends and fittings. Attendees should have a good working knowledge of HVAC terminology and concepts.

Course Objectives: 

• Understand the basics of building geometry.

• Understand the basics of heating and cooling load calculations.

• Understand the basics of heating and cooling equipment selection.

• Understand the basics of duct layout and sizing.

• Understand the importance of good airflow on cooling equipment capacity and efficiency.

• Understand the importance of proper register/grille location, sizing and type.

Target Audience:

• HVAC Contractors

• HVAC Designers / Architects

• Energy Consultants

• HERS Raters

Learning Level:

Basic Class: Content is introductory in nature and requires no prerequisite knowledge or experience to grasp the concepts or participate in exercises. Basic educational activities and materials are meant to establish a foundation of knowledge and competence that will be expanded upon in practice or in higher level seminars and workshops.

Prerequisites: Attendees should have a good working knowledge of HVAC terminology and concepts.

3D Residential HVAC Design – Parts 1 and 2

Part 1 will cover load calculations and equipment sizing according to ACCA Manuals J and S (duct design according to Manual D will be covered in Part 2). The training will be based on a new 3D HVAC design software. Rather than drawing the house in a CAD software, this software “builds” the house out of scalable 3D boxes. The benefit of 3D design is that it helps make sure that the system being designed will actually fit in the house and gives a better indication of duct length, surface area, bends and fittings. Attendees should have some basic experience using an HVAC design software and/or knowledge of ACCA Manuals J/S/D, and a good working knowledge of HVAC terminology and concepts. It is highly recommended that you take Part 1 before taking Part 2. Part 2 will be held at the same time the following evening.

Course Objectives: 

• Understand the basics of how building geometry affects load calcs.

• Understand the basics of heating and cooling load calculations.

• Understand the basics of heating and cooling equipment selection.

• Become comfortable with the basic commands of Kwik Model with Energy Gauge Loads software.

Target Audience:

• HVAC Contractors

• HVAC Designers / Architects

• Energy Consultants

• HERS Raters

Learning Level:

Intermediate Class: Content is appropriate for individuals who possess a fundamental understanding of the topic and have familiarity with basic terminology and methodology of the subject matter. Attendees should have the capacity to participate in instructor-led exercises requiring synthesis and application of concepts.

Prerequisite: Basic experience in HVAC design software and/or knowledge of ACCA Manuals J/S/D and an understanding of HVAC terminology and concepts.

Don’t miss out.

Mark your calendars now.

We hope you can make it!